Education Page

  • The Medical Education Office is committed to providing exemplary administrative services and guidance as the sponsoring office for the residency, fellowship and clerkship programs.

    The mission of our training programs is to develop patient centered and intellectually curious physicians, through a supportive learning environment that is dedicated to high quality and evidence based care. 

    Lindsay Sonstein, MD
    Associate Professor
    Laura R. Schweppe Distinguished Professor
    Program Director Internal Medicine Residency
    Vice Chair Inpatient Affairs
    Department of Internal Medicine

    Christine Villarreal
    Program Manager
    Medical Education Office
    Department of Internal Medicine 
    301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0570
    P: 409.772.2650
    F: 409.772.5462

  • The Internal Medicine Core Clerkship is a six-week rotation in the third year of medical school. The clerkship accommodates approximately 40 students per cohort. One student per cohort is currently sent to Tyler, while another four students sent to Houston, both with a similar clerkship design. Galveston-based students will spend three weeks on an inpatient service and three weeks on a consultative medicine service or inpatient subspecialty service. Houston and Tyler based students will spend four weeks on an inpatient service, and two weeks on a consultative medicine service. Students may select their subspecialty service preferences. Students work with interns, residents, and faculty each day.


    Maria Belalcazar, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
    University of Texas Medical Branch

    Karen Szauter, MD FACP
    Assistant Dean, Educational Affairs
    Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
    Distinguished Teaching Professor
    University of Texas Medical Branch

    Contact Information:

    Victoria Garcia

    Clerkship Coordinator
    Phone: 409.772.1757

    Christine Villarreal
    Program Manager
    Medical Education Office
    Phone: 409.772.2650

  • The Internal Medicine Residency Program at UTMB is one of the most unique and diverse programs in the country. Our housestaff train at a top-notch academic center, in the midst of clinical, educational and research activity that are current with the latest trends in medicine and technology. UTMB offers sound and flexible clinical training for physicians planning any desired pathway - whether it is an academically-oriented career, a medical subspecialty fellowship, a hospitalist career, or general primary care.

  • Department of Internal Medicine Fellowship Programs